Animal Care Courses
- Animal Care at Northop
- Animal Care at Llysfasi
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Llysfasi’s Animal Care Centre houses over 200 animals from a wide range of exciting species of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals. In addition, the centre is home to livestock such as our alpacas, guernsey goats and poultry units. You will also have regular access to study on Llysfasi’s mixed enterprise farm, dairy, beef and sheep including experience in lambing and calf rearing.
Studying animal care at Llysfasi, you will experience all aspects of caring for animals and handling techniques, feeding, health checking and monitoring. You will learn skills and knowledge in animal behaviour, health and welfare, nutrition, accommodation and biology.
We are working closely with the RSPCA and our hedgehog rehabilitation facility to monitor the progress and care of individuals prior to their release. We work closely with wildlife organisations who provide links and input to a range of tracking and monitoring of wildlife species. We also have many links with veterinary practices ensuring our delivery is current and relevant. If your career interests are in veterinary science, we provide education in animal nursing, biological sciences and research and development disciplines.
Our Collar and Comb Dog Grooming Academy has excellent facilities including kennels, automatic baths and tables, blaster dryers and further specialist equipment to provide a great learning experience.
Animal Care at NorthopAt Northop we have a newly built Animal centre housing over a 100 species of exciting animals including reptiles, rodents, amphibians, invertebrates, rabbits, birds, aquatics and dog grooming facilities. The centre also has a Rare Breeds Centre which houses larger animals that are on the rare breeds endangered list Bagot goats (rarer than Panda's), 3 breeds of welsh sheep including Hill Radnors, pigs, Rhea and rare breed poultry. (If you wish to have a more agricultural experience consider attending our Llysfasi site). The animal centre also houses a large family of common marmosets.
Animal Care at LlysfasiAt Llysfasi we have an animal centre which houses rodents, amphibians, reptiles, aquatics, birds including poultry, and dog grooming facilities. As part of the programme you will also access the college working farm which has Farm enterprises in Dairy, Beef and Sheep. The centre is also home to our alpacas, guernsey goats and houses some of our Bagot goats.
- Catered residential accommodation
- Modern facilities at the Animal Care Centres
- Work experience with local businesses or abroad
- Educational visits to rainforests, zoos, aquariums and shows
- Guest speakers and live demonstrations from industry specialists
- Rare Breeds Facility (Northop) 970 acre commercial farm (Llysfasi)
- Short courses to enhance further learning and employability
- Community and volunteering opportunities
• Animal Sanctuary Assistantand many more!
• Boarding Kennels and Catteries Assistant
• Animal Welfare Worker
• Dog Handler
• Veterinary Nurse
• Education Officer
• Pet Store Manager
• Wildlife Park Assistant
Full Time CoursesLooking for a full time animal care course?
Part Time CoursesLooking for a part-time animal care course?
Free TransportWe provide free transport to full time students aged 16-18
ApprenticeshipsLooking for an Apprenticeship?
Animal Care AlumniStephanie Davies
Studied Level 3 Extended Diploma in
Now a full time Education Officer
within the Discovery and Learning
team at Chester Zoo.